Philippine News

DOST study: Summer is the best time to fight dengue mosquitoes

  Summer may be the best time to eliminate the breeding sites of dengue-causing mosquitoes to prevent a dengue epidemic in the coming rainy season. This was revealed by Dr. Frances Edillo of the University of San Carlos in her talk during the 32nd anniversary celebration of the Department of Science and Technology-Philippine Council for Health …

Brgy. Bel-Air joins AlkanSSSya Program; social protection for barangay workers now within reach

The Social Security System (SSS) continues to expand the reach of its microsavings scheme called “AlkanSSSya” as its Makati-JP Rizal Branch launched the AlkanSSSya Program in Barangay Bel-Air, Makati City on March 13. Led by SSS President and Chief Executive Officer Emilio S. de Quiros, Jr. and Brgy. Bel-Air Chairman Constancia Q. Lichauco, the launch …

Philippines to hold peace and reconciliation symposium, Peace Process Secretary Deles to keynote

The Philippines will host the first Symposium of the ASEAN Institute for Peace and Reconciliation (AIPR) from April 7 to 8 at the Manila Peninsula Hotel in Makati, Philippines.   The symposium comes a few days after the historic signing of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement on the Bangsamoro between the Government of the Philippines and …

UN staff relief committee for the Philippines donates $30,000 for Yolanda survivors

  Representatives of the United Nations Staff Relief Committee for the Philippines led by its Chairperson, Ms. Nerisa Cortez, and Vice Chair, Ms. Emma Dumalag, called on Consul General Mario De Leon, Jr. on March 12 and presented a symbolic check donation of US$30,000 for the Build A Shelter Project (BASP). The actual donation was …

New Yorkers show support for Yolanda survivors in Latin dance party

The social dance community of New York gathered last March 23 to raise funds for the typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) survivors to the tune of Latin beats and salsa rhythm at the Dance for the Philippines benefit party in South of Brazil Restaurant in Manhattan.   Stand Up Speak Out founder Susan Goodman, the JCI Philippines …

3 senators should go to regular jails—Sen. Santiago

MANILA, Philippines—No house arrest for Senators Juan Ponce Enrile, Jinggoy Estrada and Ramon Revilla Jr. This was the firm stand of Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago after the three senators were found guilty for plunder. On Tuesday, the Office of the Ombudsman announced that there was sufficient evidence to charge the three for plunder in connection with …

Makati Judge grants Napoles’ request for private doctors

Judge Elmo Alameda of the Makati Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 150 has agreed to give businesswoman and alleged pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Lim Napoles the permission to hire her personal medical team of 6 private doctors to perform the surgery she needs at Ospital ng Maynila (OsMak). Earlier this month, Judge Alameda granted …

Aquino allies next in pork scam probe

MANILA, Philippines—President Aquino’s allies are next in line. Following Vice President Jejomar Binay’s challenge to the government to probe its allies involved in the pork barrel scam, a reliable source said that the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) is already preparing the next batches of complaints on the misuse of the congressional Priority Development Assistance …

Filipino activists protest China’s blocking of Philippine supply boat in disputed shoal

MANILA, Philippines – Dozens of Filipino left-wing activists protested Wednesday at China’s consulate in Manila to protest a dangerous attempt by Chinese coast guard ships to block a Philippine supply boat near a disputed shoal in the South China Sea. About 60 members of the Akbayan political party carried a mock yellow tape measure during …

DFA to set up help desks during implementation of the temporary passport releasing scheme

In view of Department of Foreign Affairs’ (DFA) implementation of a temporary passport issuing scheme from 1 to 14 April 2014 due to the ongoing technical maintenance of the e-Passport System, the DFA would like to inform the public that Help Desks will be set up at DFA-Aseana (Office of Consular Affairs) to address queries, …

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